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Parents must read: Children are being groomed on social media and popular iPhone and android apps

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Over the Christmas period, thousands of children under the age of 16 will have received the latest iPhones & Samsung phones.

The apps within these phones are a breeding ground for grooming and sex offenders are praying on vulnerable children.

The parent of a 10-year-old girl from Teesside has told police hour how she was shocked to see messages from a man asking for sex on popular KIK. they picked up the girls phone to see shocking messages such as ‘when can you come and meet me’ and ‘i’d like to see some pictures of you with nothing on’.

This week Police Hour as spoken to the parent of an 11-year-old girl who downloaded skype to her phone little did she know that a strange man would contact her requesting cyber sex and photos.

The girl named Emily (not her real name) downloaded the app to her phone so she could keep in touch with her friends hours later she was contacted by an unknown man requesting sex with her.

Emily alerted her mum. Her mum instantly took control of the phone and asked why the man was contacting her 11-year-old daughter.

He messaged Emily saying “I’m bored at home I’m single and looking. Have you ever had cybersex?”

Emily replied ‘No i haven’t’ the man responded ‘lol send a recent pic and let’s have some fun’,

Emily’s mum then took control of the phone responding ‘Hi this is the mum of the person you are chatting to, I’m not sure if you are aware but you are chatting to an 11-year-old”

prompting the man to respond with ‘Awsome like want to send a recent pic’.

Emily’s mum did not respond however 24 hours later he was back trying to contact the 11-year old girl saying ‘hey’ Emily’s mum responded “Can I ask why you keep messaging my daughter” he replied “Talk to me like some kind of slut cutie do you like girls with huge t*ts want to 2 c some sexy t*t pic”.

In another case, a father warned parents that his 8-year-old daughter was being groomed using her mobile phone via the app Musical.LY.

The music app allows children to lip sync to songs and videos and save them to their phone.

Messages were discovered on his 8-year-old Daughters phone from within the app after spotting notifications.

These messages read “You’re way too pretty to be single, I like your body too. It’s perfect, I wish I was your brother” another message stated “You got me feeling naughty lol” a third read “When I seen you under covers lol” and one final message read“Lol You can wake me up like that anytime lol”.

Police Hour has also heard that teenagers and young children are also receiving similar messages on Facebook and Twitter.

We would strongly advise that you check the profile settings of your children on these sites and ensure their profiles are set to private.

We would strongly suggest you monitor their usage and talk to them about what they are doing online and often check their phones to ensure they are not receiving untoward messages.

However, we would suggest you go about this carefully as they may just think you’re being nosey and stress the importance it’s not them you are checking on and that if they receive requests or messages from people they do not know to tell you and for them not to respond to the messages.

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Woman arrested for driving stolen mobility scooter in reckless manner

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Police in Hartlepool came across an unusual incident while on a routine patrol of the town centre.

The Hartlepool Neighbourhood Police team managed to stop a stolen mobility scooter, now we aren’t too sure if a pursuit was given but if there was we are sure the footage would be unreal.

And we are fairly sure those cops responding to the incident won’t hear the end of this one back in the parade room for the next couple of years.

Anyways getting back to the story because this is, after all, a very serious incident, officers have described it as ‘one of the strangest jobs they’ve dealt with’.

Not only had the woman stole the mobility scooter she could not even drive it. Police Say she was spotted driving the Scooter in a reckless manner while under the influence of alcohol.

Cops managed to get their hands on her and lock her up but now they have the job of finding out whos scooter it is.

The cops admitted this was Perhaps one of the strangest jobs officers have dealt with in recent times.

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Boy aged five dies after crossing the road in Bournemouth

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Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a fatal collision in Bournemouth in which a young boy has sadly died after he crossed the road.

Police Hour is unable to speculate on whether or not the child was out walking the streets alone, Police have not confirmed these details.

What we can confirm

At 3.54pm today, Wednesday 13 December 2017, Dorset Police was called to reports of a very serious collision involving a black Vauxhall Corsa and a five-year-old boy as he crossed Naseby Road.

The boy, from Bournemouth, sustained a serious head injury and was taken to Poole Hospital. Very sadly he died a short time later. His parents have been informed and the coroner notified.

The driver of the car, a local woman aged in her 20s, was shaken but uninjured.

The road is closed while emergency services deal with the incident and collision investigators examine the scene.

Police appeal for anyone with dashcam footage to come forward

Police Sergeant Joe Pardey, of the traffic unit, said: “It is with great sadness for me to say that this young boy died from the injuries he sustained in the collision. Our thoughts are with all his family and friends.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision and has yet to speak to officers to please contact Dorset Police.

“I would ask anybody who was in the area at the time to consider any dashcam or CCTV footage they may have which could assist us in our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email at [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting incident number 13:269. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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87-year-old Arthur was beaten and robbed in his own home sadly dies

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Arthur who was aged 87 was badly beaten and robbed in his own home has sadly lost his life in hospital following the horrific ordeal he experienced.

Arthur ‘Bob” Gumbley was attacked in his own home in Endwood Drive, Sutton Coldfield on November 21st.

He was found laid in a pool of blood on the floor, he was black and blue having been punched and kicked in the face.

He was rushed to the Good Hope Hospital where he was receiving treatment to his chest, neck, arms and face.

Arthur before the attack was in really good health, sadly his condition deteriorated last week and he sadly passed away on Monday 11 December.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Dan Ison, said: “This was an horrific and despicable attack on a defenceless elderly man in his own home, which has now resulted in his untimely death and a murder investigation.

“I am appealing for the support of the public to assist us in bringing those responsible to justice. Therefore, I make a plea to any person who may have any information, or who may be a witness to this terrible incident, to please make contact with us.

“Crimes of this nature cannot go unpunished, and I want to reassure Arthur’s family that every effort is now being made to bring those responsible to justice. They are being supported by specially trained officers, and I would ask that their privacy is respected at this sad time to allow them to grieve.

“The robbery is believed to have taken place between 7 pm and 9 pm when thieves ransacked the house and stole items of jewellery and cash, as well as a purse that belonged to Arthur’s late wife.”

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